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Trans-Pacific Airlines Pilot Wing 1st Issue

Honolulu, HI 1946-1949

Roger Eisinger Collection

TPA started as a passenger charter operation primarily for sightseeing, fishing and sporting event groups. They made an application to operate scheduled cargo service between China-Hawaii-California but that was rejected. They did receive scheduled territorial carrrier certification in 1949 to operated Inter Island service in Honolulu. In 1950 the airline adopted the name TPA-The Aloha Airline and in November, 1958 again changed its name to Aloha Airlines (see).


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